Every great leap forward starts with a burst of creativity. Someone sees the world as it is, dreams of what it could be, and then works to make the dream a reality. This is future telling, something that writers, innovators, and STEM experts do every day to imagine and create a better world.
These fun, fast-paced webinars include panel discussions and Q&As with authors and experts about hot topics in researching and writing science fiction. More information about the Future Telling: Science + Fiction Webinars can be found on the University Libraries website.
Webinars from 2021
Greening Our Future, Victor Gensini, John Shelton, and Jeff VanderMeer
The Haunted Mind, Gillian King-Cargile, Grady Hendrix, Konrad Stump, Ericka Schaeffer, and Jenna Osterlund Oltmanns
Comets and Craters, Benjamin Percy and Andy Bruno
Webinars from 2020
Does the Future Compute?, Jennifer Fowler, Spencer Wagner, Aaron Starmer, and Joelle Charbonneau
Past, Present, and Futurism, Valerie Garver, Mary Robinette Kowal, Lynne M. Thomas, and Maurice Broaddus
Math and Physics are My Super Powers, SL Huang, Rebecca C. Thompson, and Donald R. Peterson
This is Your Brain on Sci-Fi, Narayanan "Bobby" Kasthuri, M.T. Anderson, and Paul Kassel
Fear of First Contact: How Science and Fiction Inform Our Search for Alien Life, Daniel Kraus, Patrick S. Tomlinson, Clarence Chang, and Sata Prescott